Was it a signal for the triple-A home run king to return to the first team?
NC foreign hitter Jason Martin (28) hit a home run in the Futures League. In the Futures League home game against Lotte held at Changwon Masan Baseball Stadium on the 4th, Martin started as center fielder and recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI and 1 run.
He retired with a fly ball to right field in the 1st and 4th innings, but drew a superior solo arch from Lotte starting pitcher Kim Dong-woo in the 3rd inning. Up to 3 days no hits in 2 at-bats, 1 hit in 5 at-bats in 2 Futures League games batting average of 0.200. Of course, Futures League results are not important. Since he hit a home run, it matters whether or not he interprets that he is ready to step up to the first team.
In 2022, Martin hit 32 homers as a member of the Triple A Oklahoma City Dodgers under the Los Angeles Dodgers and became the Pacific Coast League home run king. He produced 107 runs batted in with a batting average of 0.285, an OPS of 0.938, and was recognized for both long hits and accuracy.
In the Tucson spring camp practice game (5 games), he went 3 hits in 14 at-bats with a batting average of 0.214, 1 RBI, 1 run, and 2 runs. I had a lot of trouble adapting to the KBO league, and I entered the season with concerns.
2 hits in 9 at-bats in 4 games, 0.222 batting average, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored. It is a difficult specimen to evaluate. However, it was reported that he had started the season with micro pain in his side, and was eventually expelled from the first group on April 5th. Word came out that it wasn’t such a serious injury, but he had already been away for a month.메이저놀이터
The exact timing of Martin’s return is difficult to determine. Manager Kang In-kwon has to make a decision based on the report from the 2nd team. There is a possibility of a comeback in 3 consecutive home games against KIA on the 5th and 7th at the earliest. NC is 7th with a team batting average of 0.254 and 6th with a team OPS of 0.690. The power of other ships is lower than in previous years. Yang Eui-ji (Doosan) has to fill the void with 10:00 General, but it is true that Martin is desperate for a shot.
Martin, in effect, will have to adapt to the KBO League again from May. However, the competition for rankings is getting fiercer, and even as a middle-ranking NC, you shouldn’t fall behind at this point. Another foreign player, Taylor Widener, has not even made his debut. First of all, even Martin has to be strong. With his health restored, he has neither reason nor afford to stay in District 2.